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TOTAL RAINFALL yesterday afternoon/evening = 0.41" (1.0cm)

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

totally acceptable... (pm.08.jun.15)>

Tuesday's stats:

Low temp: 66.7F (19.3C)
High temp: 83.4F (28.6C)
Rainfall: none

As June evenings go, this one is pretty amazing.  Very often it is either too hot and humid or perhaps raining on a typical evening this time of year -- but right now we have partly cloudy skies, only moderate humidity (near 40%), good visibility, and comfortably warm temps.  The day started out with quite a lot of mid-level cloudiness, but the sunshine broke through nicely by 10:00am or so, and never entirely disappeared for the remainder of the day.  We did have some thunder development over the mountains during the mid-afternoon, with lots of rumbling going on up there mainly between about 3:00 and 4:30pm.  But -- I recorded no rain at my location on Tushita Road.

My high temp (see stats above) was the warmest since the 30th of May as our gradual warm-up of the last several days continues.  We are under the influence of a west-northwesterly flow in the mid- and upper-levels of the atmosphere, while warmer air surges in from the south in the surface layers.  There is also an increasing amount of moisture contained in the average cross-section of our air mass, which is right on track with what should be happening by the middle of June.  It looks like there won't be any major changes in this overall scenario through the rest of the week, and even into early next week.  That means our forecast will continue to include a mix of sunshine and clouds, random thundershower development (mainly during the PM), along with seasonably warm temperatures.

If and when we do get hit with a period of showers/thunder, there could be some moderate to heavy downpours of rain which will cool us down dramatically.  By the way... the normal/average amount of rain for the month of June is in excess of 8 inches (20cm+), so it's just about time we get used to the idea of increasingly heavier showers in advance of the monsoon.

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